WTO, Director-General, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s father, Professor Chukuka Okonjo, is dead.
The now late professor died aged 91, Okonjo-Iweala made the announcement via her official social media page expressing that and it reads:
“On behalf of my siblings and relatives of the Umu Obi Obahai Royal Family of Ogwashi-Uku, I announce the passing of my father, Obi Professor Chukuka Okonjo, the immediate past Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State at the age of 91.
“He died in Lagos soon after he arrived from a trip to the United States of America and Ghana.
“We are immensely grateful that his last moments were peaceful and that he died the same way he lived his life – with quiet dignity,” the statement read in part.
The former Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, late Professor Okonjo held a BSc in Mathematics, London, UK; MSc in Mathematics, Erlangen, Germany; MSc in Economics, Erlangen, Germany and PhD in Mathematical Statistics, Cologne, Germany.
May his soul rest in peace, Amen.